Is there free or cheap software for analysing GPS tracks in detail? I want to be able to take a track produced by something like My Tracks (from an android phone) and look at it on my desktop computer, where I would like to zoom in on particular sections of the route: how fast was I going here? How steep is that hill? [more inside]
Advice on bike riding on Florida Keys [more inside]
Cold weather cyclists: how do you keep your feet warm riding in ~40F weather for 20 or 30 miles? [more inside]
I'm looking for a secluded, peaceful cabin or hotel within cycling distance of any of the Amtrak Surfliner stations south of Los Angeles (Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Solana Beach, San Diego). It's for a short December getaway. Any recommendations?
Why are road bikes and cycling accessories so expensive? or, where can I get more affordable ones? [more inside]
What are some nice cities that are totally bicycle-friendly, and when should we go? [more inside]
I find my road bike terrifying. Can you help? [more inside]
Moving to San Diego in December. Some questions about location, lifestyle and prices inside. [more inside]
Help me find a backpack for commuting use that can carry a ton of stuff and maybe isn't a rolltop. [more inside]
Belgians or Cyclists or Belgian Cyclists: Help me plan a spring trip to Belgium. [more inside]
What are the things you'd wish you'd known or done the first time you did the Houston-Austin BP MS 150? [more inside]
Give me your great ideas for promoting winter cycling in frigid Wisconsin! [more inside]
Is it possible to do boris-biking for fun and exercise? I'm visiting the capital next week, and looking for recommendations of very quiet or ideally traffic-free routes in London - central enough to be able to do in a series of <30m boris-bike hires. Hyde Park and Regents Park are obvious options - are there any others?
Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other?? [more inside]
What's the best (okay, a good) respirator for bicycling through winter inversion? [more inside]
Tell me everything I need to know about tires and tubes for my new daily commute on a bicycle! [more inside]
I'm spending a couple of weeks in Hudson, NY and I brought my bike with me, hoping for some nice rides along some quiet country roads. However, after scouting the area by car, I'm having second thoughts - the traffic around here is quite heavy! Do you know of some good places for riding a bike around Hudson, Columbia County and vicinity? [more inside]
Wanted: Non-sweet energy gels [more inside]
Which wind trainer would be ok for me, given my injured knee and fairly limited budget? [more inside]
How do I keep my bike light from getting stolen? [more inside]
What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
Seeking water crossing from Upper Peninsula (Michigan) to Washington Island (Door County, Wisconsin). [more inside]
Virginia Creeper Trail: Hints and Hacks! [more inside]
I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
Where can I watch Tour de France coverage in Portland on July 2nd? [more inside]
Anyone have suggestions for awesome, beginner cycling vacations in Europe? [more inside]
What combination of lenses should I buy for my new Oakley Flak Jackets, for year-round cycle commuting? [more inside]
I had to remove the cassette on my rear wheel to replace a broken spoke. There is now a small amount of movement between the cogs. Is this a problem? [more inside]
YANMD: Recently I've been experiencing terrible leg soreness/fatigue when riding my bike. It starts almost immediately, and lasts through the whole ride (longest stretch is about 3 or 4 miles through the city). I'm looking for suggestions for lessening or preventing it, so that I can continue to ride around town. [more inside]
This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England. The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
Recently discovered spinning and am LOVING it as a workout. Any long time spinners have any tips for success? How many times a week should a person spin? Does it really burn crazy amounts of calories? (130 pound woman) Any other info for the newbie? Thanks so much!
Fat nerd gets mountain bike. Fat nerd wants to nerd out with his derp out by having the nerdiest cycle computer on the block, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
Cycling visit to Vancouver BC. Where should I stay, where should I ride? [more inside]
I just bought a racing bike. I know next to nothing about cycling. Where do I start? [more inside]
Looking for a bit of info about cycling Salisbury-Stonehenge or Swindon-Avebury... [more inside]
Help a cycling newbie's bike love her as much as she loves it! I think I have a problem with my Shimano derailleur. [more inside]
Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
Help me figure out where to ride my road bike in northern New Jersey. I'm looking for a 20- to 30-mile ride in a rural(ish) area--or at least some place where there are as few cars as possible. [more inside]
Tips on getting mentally prepared for my first mountain bike race. [more inside]
Trying to plan a June bicycling trip in Portugal that either ends or begins in Coimbra. Does anyone have any experience cycling in Portugal? What are the good books? Any tips? My google-fu has failed me, and I can only seem to find places which want to take me on guided bike tours. [more inside]
I ride my bike about 50-70 miles a day, but now I'd like to be able to carry a minimal amount of overnight camping gear and hiking boots with me. How can I do this while keeping the weight balanced and without breaking my back?
What should I look for in a mid-range commuter bike? And where should I buy one in Oxford, UK? [more inside]
I'm moving back to Austin, but I'm not sure where to live. Partner will be working downtown and I'll be working in the campus area. However, since I've been gone I've really gotten into cycling and that weighs heavily upon the decision. [more inside]
Your recommended diet for a prospective daily bicycle commuter is requested. [more inside]
I'd like some clipless pedals and corresponding shoes that are moderately walkable, have some float, and are dual-sided. What pedal system and shoe do I want? The more specific, the better. [more inside]
I recently found myself in the midst of some bike politics in NYC, and one of the adjunct arguments of the anti-bike crew goes something like "people on bikes are assholes who never follow laws." What's the relationship between cyclists and road laws in countries that aren't the US (or bike-ly-unusual parts of the US)? [more inside]
I'm starting a Twitter account to help promote Chicago/Midwest cycling events, mostly to messy bike kids who like to ride, drink, and have fun. Alleycats, bar nights, bar rides, cyclocross, fundraisers, Messenger Prom, Bicycle Film Festival, Cycle Messenger World Championship, trick jams, etc. Help me think of a @name! [more inside]
I'd like to rent a sag-wagon, and a sag-wagoneer, for a bike trip inside a national forest. Where do I start? [more inside]
This past weekend, I purchased my first road bike. My long term goal is to cycle to/from work every day. I’ve taken the bike on a few exploratory rides, been humbled by my general fitness level, and came away with a number of questions I hope you all can answer. (Many more details inside. (This ended up much longer than I thought it would.)) [more inside]